Daily Mail wrote:The man who brought down Lance Armstrong (Travis Tygart) has called for new rules that ban the use of medication to gain a performance advantage, describing it as the next ‘frontier’ in the battle against doping.
In an exclusive interview with Sportsmail here in Washington, United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart said that, although he believes the abuse of banned substances is in decline as methods of detection improve, using non-prohibited drugs when an athlete does not have a medical need is a practice that now needs to be tackled.
Over the past three years both Team Sky and Alberto Salazar, the Nike Oregon Project leader who until last year was coaching Sir Mo Farah, have faced accusations of providing athletes with medicines to enhance performance rather than treat a medical condition.....
The days of blood transfusions, and open and obvious growth hormone and testosterone use we saw at US Postal and BALCO are gone,’ he said. ‘I’m not saying athletes aren’t still going to take some risks but it’s not like it was.
‘The frontier is pressure being put on athletes to use non- prohibited drugs like thyroxine, like tramadol, to gain performance advantage. Putting athletes in a position where they have to use non-prohibited drugs in a way that is not medically acceptable just to get performance enhancement. It’s a real concern.’